Would you still cycle if……..?
I ride because it’s who I am, it’s one of those things that once you have gotten into, you can never fully walk away, it draws you back in. Why do I ride, I love seeing places that not everyone sees, last night was a good example, top of a hill, thought I was doing nicely 20 miles no my singlespeed, and there was a group of swallows swooping over the field, they had done a trip from africa on there little wings, the countryside looked like a multi coloured patchwork quilt with the fading sunlight on it, all was stunning and well with the world at that point.Posted 3 years agoPete BMember
I cycle ‘cos I love it. Any health benefits are a by-product.Posted 3 years ago
I ‘do’ Strava.
It’s an added point of interest to me. Others don’t like it & I’m not bothered except for those who claim it takes the soul out of cycling. It might detract from their enjoyment, as we’re all different, but they shouldn’t assume it’s detracting from others enjoyment.
Imagine if when you mentioned you like Marmite on toast some bore started banging on about how it detracts from buttered toast 😀julianwilsonMember
Oh yes I still would, ie if you told me that however much i train from now on i will still put a stone or two on this year and never lose it again i still would.
It’s fun. Even road riding is, albeit a rather different ‘fun’ from an uplift day at gawton/cwmcarn etc.
And despite spending lots on bikey stuff, it has still saved me lots of money over the years in changing from my wife and I having 2 cars and both driving to work, to having one car which mostly lives at home and is mostly for transporting big stuff/large amounts of shopping/the children longer distances.
I expect there may be many like me who mitigate the heath benefits of cycling by feeling as though we have earnt the cakes, fried food, pies and beer afterwards. We would all be the fittest skinniest people ever if all this cycling we did for was part of a wider lifestyle of being super healthy and slim. I see one if its benefits as a means to enjoy eating more. On that note, for lunch today I am having a masala spicy vegetable pizza that i found in the halal bit of tesco. Curry and pizza, nom nom! 8)Posted 3 years agotomhowardSubscriber
I ride for fun, fitness (ish) is a bonus. If it was the other way round I wouldn’t bother, I’m not of that mentality. I use strava, but only to look back an go ‘oh, so that’s how far/fast/high I was’. Never publish rides, never had a kom. Infact that’s all irrelevant because I always forget to set it going at the start of the ride….Posted 3 years ago
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